Let or make (something) fall vertically
The playing of a high card underneath an opponent’s higher card, because it is the only card in its suit held in the hand
Die or collapse in large numbers
Assume a kneeling position
(Of something unexpected) come someone’s way without any effort having been made
Succumb in large numbers or without much opposition
Eric dropped the box
Visited on an informal basis without booking or appointments
A kind of boiled sweet with a sharp taste
A painted curtain or piece of scenery which is lowered between acts.
A liquid medicinal preparation containing arsenic, used as a remedy for ague; usually in plural.
A throw in which an opponent is made to fall over an extended leg.
A piece of machinery used to lower a coal wagon from a wharf to the level of a hatchway on a ship so that the coal may be deposited directly into the hold. Now chiefly historical.
Die suddenly and unexpectedly
Used to emphasize how attractive someone or something is
Call casually and informally at (a place)
Fall asleep easily, especially without intending to
A decline or decrease
Cease to participate in a race or competition
(In weaving) a box situated on either side of the race plate of the loom that is designed to hold shuttles and to bring bobbins of colored thread in line as desired
Dropping down or unfolding when required
A goal scored in open play by drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar, scoring three points (rugby union) or one point (rugby league)
(Formerly, in football) a kick made by dropping the ball and kicking after it touches the ground
A hinged table leaf
A kick in which the ball is held vertically and dropped on to the foot
A safe built into a floor for extra security.
Move (goods) from the manufacturer directly to the retailer without going through the usual distribution channels
(Chiefly in tennis or squash) a softly hit shot, usually with backspin, which drops abruptly to the ground
An external fuel tank on an aircraft that can be jettisoned when empty
A test of the strength of an object, in which it is dropped under standard conditions or a set weight is dropped on it from a given height
A designated area into which troops or supplies are dropped by parachute or in which skydivers land
(In plural) a soothing or medicinal solution applied to the eye in drops.
A delivery of food supplies by parachute or aircraft, usually as a form of aid.
An unbroken fall, without impediment or drag; = free fall.
(More generally) drooping of the head towards the chest, especially as a result of dysfunction of the neck muscles; an instance of this.
(Especially in a hotel) a secure box in which keys can be deposited in the absence of a member of staff.
The total number of lambs born in a particular season
A pit toilet
A receptacle for mail, especially one in which mail is kept until the addressee collects it
An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive
A small delicate grey or white toadstool of leaf litter, Mycena galopus, which yields a latex when broken.
A cake or sweet flavoured with peppermint; = peppermint drop.
A drop of oil or lipid.
A type of drum rhythm used in reggae music, with strong emphasis on the third beat rather than the expected first and third in a bar of four beats; (also) music featuring this type of rhythm. Chiefly attributive: designating such a rhythm or type of music.
Attributive Designating an ideology in which a person is regarded as black if he or she has even the smallest degree of black African ancestry. Frequently in one-drop rule, one-drop theory.
A small boiled sweet in the shape of a pear, with a pungently sweet flavour
Of silence: absolute, total. Of a pause, etc.: absolutely silent or clear.
Designating a parameter or feature of certain languages whereby subject pronouns are usually omitted; designating or relating to a language of this type.
A type of rose-flavoured lozenge or sweet.